Cameron Diaz puts her foot in it

Cameron Diaz has come under fire for suggesting that smoking isn’t bad for you. Talking about her new book The Body Book on the Chelsea Lately show, the actress said: “I think one cigarette every once in a while is not going to kill you.”

The Charlie’s Angel star used to smoke 20 a day before her parents said she needed to stop in order to set  good example – don’t think her mum will be too impressed with her latest comment.

Spokesperson for charity Action on Smoking and Health, Deborah Arnott, slammed Cameron’s controversial view, saying: “Cameron Diaz is deluding herself. One cigarette might not kill you, but before you know it you’re smoking five a day and that’s all that’s needed to give you cancer.”

However, while the 41-year-old is a bit blasé about smoking, she claims to be strict on the type of foods that she puts into her body. She said: “What I’ve learned is that just ’cause you can chew it and swallow it and poop it out doesn’t mean it’s food.”